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Associação Azimute Radical

Associação Azimute Radical

Associação Azimute Radical

Largo das Pimenteiras 6, 1600-765576, Lisbon, Portugal - +351217160129

description of organisation

Azimute Radical is a non-profit association founded in 2001, dedicated to the practice of adventure sports and recreational activities for children and youngsters. The main goal of the association is to promote the integration of children and youngsters (main target group) in the society, empowering them to become active citizens, also preventing school drop-out and criminality throught the practice of sports and involvement in the inherent responsibilities connected with the organization of adventures activities.

Azimute was created by the initiative of youngsters from Carnide and it has always developed its activities with Junta de Freguesia of Carnide's support as well as counting on a network of local partners. Therefore, majority of Azimute's sports, recreational and cultural activities are runned in Carnide area of Lisbon, with the local community.
In addition, on a regular basis, Azimute manages an "Adventure Park" and also organizes sports events in previously studied and suitable places for adventure sports. In those locations it organizes slide, rappel, paintball, orientation, climbing, traditional games, among others. The preparation of these activities allows to support and train young people, empowering them to act in different areas, within radical sports, rewarding the posture, dynamics and organizational capacities.

Azimute recently moved its operational office to "Casa da Juventude" (Youth house) of Carnide, which allowed more activities to be implemented by the Association and in collaboration with its local partners. In this Casa da Juventude, Azimute is in charge of organizing and implementing several training activities for young people and adults (such as first aid courses, training of trainers, training of monitors for the adventure sports, etc), promoting recreational events for children and young people in its multiactivities's tower and its inflammable materass. This Youth House also provides a place of meeting and aggregation of young people in the center of Carnide area also due to its coffee bar recently opened and managed by Azimute inside the house and also, together with other local partner, delivering support free of charge to fewer opportunities youngsters's studies by helping with homeworks and in colective study.

It is also regurlarly organized by Azimute walks, treckings and tours, both in the nature and in cities, with special guides. These tours are open to general public and often include sports activities, which are facilitated by our youngsters and volunteers.

Lastly, the association promotes cultural activities such theatre plays totally produced and implemented by its members and also contributes for the local partner's cultural productions.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Cultural differences
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 930184702 | Last updated on 24/08/2018

Organisation topics

Encourage social inclusion and equal opportunities in sport

Early School Leaving / combating failure in education

Combat violence and tackle racism, discrimination and intolerance in sport